BONHAM, Tex. (KXII) -- Noemi Noria will spend the next 30 years of her life in prison for her role in the sexual abuse of a young child, starting when he was eight years old.
"She was convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a young child," said Fannin County prosecutor Don Hoover. "What that means is there's two or more acts of sexual abuse that happened over a period of 30 days or more when a child was under 14."
Hoover said the case all started in 2015 when one of Noria's children, special needs 12-year-old Jhoel Noria, was hit and killed by an SUV while walking across the highway.
That led to an investigation from Child Protective Services, and it wasn't the first.
"It was discovered there was a long standing CPS history with the family," Hoover said. "CPS got involved and removed all the children from family."
Hoover said one child claimed to be assaulted by Noria's co-worker Sergio Facundo, after she duct taped his mouth after he was tied to a bed. Prosecutors said Noria's husband Pedro watched.
One abuse counselor who testified Thursday said his is the worst she's ever seen.
"I can't put the words the type of courage displayed by these victims when they do come forward," Hoover said. "Without them, we can't hold these people accountable."
Noemi Noria will not be eligible for parole. Stepfather Pedro Noria's trial is set for February, and Facundo got life in prison earlier this year.